Err... doesn't tintin.com just say Tintin is not a name? ;-)
Yes, but think of the number of times you see “X is not a [insert noun] - it’s a way of life!” It is nothing more than a marketing nonsense... Making mystery out of nothing at all by putting in an inate contradiction occurs all the time!
Unfortunately I don’t know Simon Singh personally, I met him at an event we both attended, but should I run into him again, I will be sure to ask about steganography.
As it stands I still think that the Bible code is nonsense, but I have seen more “evidence” for it than you have given for the hidden meaning in the Tintin canon. As I said, you appear to ignore many items which are just as evident as the few you have indicated, but don’t support your theory.
I have, on my wall in front of me, a poster for a French touring company, with the legend “Le Tour Du Mt Blanc” on it. I’ve done a search and found the image here
. I can immediately see that this encodes the message “Let Our Dum(t)b lanc”, which is of course close enough to “Let our dumb blonde” to pass as indisputable. Of course there is the matter of the “t”, but it is a little t
, which of course is like little tease
... So what is this message then? “Let our dumb blonde - the little tease! - ” what? Well the text is on a spiral, or turn, and the car is heading from right to left, going against the direction of the text, so the implicit statement is return
; note also that the text at the top has an arrow pointing to “France”. So the complete message is ““Let our dumb blonde - the little tease! - return to France!”
As it stands, this appears to have as much validity as anything you have offered, and it took me longer to type than it it did to think of it…